An interview with Dr. Pradeep Bavadekar the Managing Trustee of MITCON

Published On: 07 Jan 2011

 | Last Updated On: 02 Nov 2011

Q1. Please tell us in brief about the institute – its history, affiliations, philosophy etc?


MITCON Institute of Management (MIMA) was established in the year 2005 by MITCON Consultancy and Engineering Services Ltd., a leading consulting organization since 1982. Approved by the AICTE, MIMA is a truly independent organization, run and managed by experienced and qualified professionals. The PGDM courses in four verticals at MIMA are designed by experts keeping in mind the constantly changing dynamics and requirements of the industry. Apart from the academics, deliberate efforts are made for overall development of the students through co-curricular as well as extra-curricular activities.
Knowledge, Wisdom, Leadership and Character are the cornerstones of our ethos.


Q2. What are the various courses being offered to the students?


At MIMA, the courses offered are:

PGDM – Business Administration
PGDM – Banking & Financial Services
PGDM – Agribusiness Management
PGDM – Pharmaceutical Management
PGDM – Biotechnology Management

Further, the students can opt from one of the three specializations i.e Marketing, Finance and HR in all the four courses.


All the courses are approved by the AICTE. The syllabus and course content are designed by experts at MIMA, with valuable inputs from industry experts and academicians.


It must be noted that the PGDM has been recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India and also by Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to M.B.A. degree.


Q3. Please tell us something about your faculty profile and the student faculty ratio.


MIMA has a very positive Student: Faculty ratio of 12: 1, where Professor: Assoc. Professor: Asst. Professor ratio is 1: 3: 5. This is much higher than that laid down by the AICTE as minimum requirement.


Q4. What exam scores do you accept?


We accept scores of CAT/ MAT / XAT/ATMA/JMET/CMAT of AICTE/GPAT/ IRMA or State level entrance examinations like MH-CET etc, conducted by the states.


Q5. Is there any preference for a student with some pre MBA work experience? Also please share the ratio of engineers V/s the non engineers in the batch.


MIMA offers sector-specific courses in Pharma, Agri and Biotech. Hence, 100% students in these courses are with a technical background. In the general management vertical about 25% students are from engineering background.
Prior work experience is not a necessity for admission to MIMA’s courses. Fresher too, can apply.  However, work experience may be given due weightage while selecting students. The sectors we specialize in welcome candidates with prior work experience.


Q 6. Please share something about the placement record of the college. What are the primary sectors that the students were placed in?


The PGDM courses at MIMA are industry-specific. The students are provided with highly specialized knowledge about a specific industry. As a result, it is much easier for MIMA students to find opportunities in their chosen verticals. For the last four years we have had the pleasure of hosting several prominent companies at our premises, for campus recruitment.  
MIMA has a full-fledged placement cell with experienced and dedicated professionals in order to ensure good placement for our students with reputed organizations and good remunerations. We have been consistently providing every student at MIMA with excellent career opportunities.


Q 7. Any other certifications/skill sets that a student gets while he is pursuing his course at your college?


MIMA campus is vibrant with activities: Co-curricular as well as extra-curricular. These include regular industry visits, guest lectures by prominent industry professionals, and knowledge-based competitions like Business quiz, Business Plan etc. as well as sports, fine arts, performing arts and social work.
MIMA also has an ‘Entrepreneurship Cell’ called ‘Uday’ in association with National Entrepreneurship Network.
Besides, workshops, seminars and training programmes are conducted regularly at the campus. These range from Communication Skills, Personality, Business Etiquettes, GD & PI Training as well as certain special training in unique skills such as Stock Markets, Equity Analysis, TQM etc..

Q 9. If I were to ask you to mention three differentiators for your institute what would they be?


On  MIMA campus, one can find many such elements which set us apart from others. However, the three major features I would highlight are:
1.    A dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced faculty, available on the campus full-time,          throughout the year.
2.    Specially designed courses with carefully designed syllabus and course content, keeping in mind   the industry requirements in the rapidly changing and challenging environment.
3.    A modern building with state-of-the-art infrastructure including wi-fi,  classrooms equipped with LCD projectors and sound systems, full-fledged computer labs with latest software and internet connectivity, video-conferencing facility and a well-stocked library and reading hall with access to over 1200 e-journals.

Q 10. What kind of Scholarships is available from the institute’s side? Are there any tie ups with banks for financial assistance?


MIMA being an AICTE approved institute, all major Banks provide education loans for the courses offered at MIMA. These are subject to the terms and conditions of the respective Banks. The institute provides the necessary documentation to help the students avail this facility.

Q11. Does the curriculum has any study tours or student exchange programs integrated? If yes please explain in detail.


We have business incubators for students aspiring to start their own ventures. Study tours are an integral part of the curriculum.


Q12. How long is the summer internship for the first year MBA students? What kind of support does the institute offer for the same to the students?


After completion of the 2nd semester, every student is required to undergo a summer training of min. 60 days during which he/ she has to work with an organization, preferably in their chosen field of specialization. At the end of this training the student submits to the institute, a detailed report of the project undertaken and the conclusion thereof. Subsequently, every student appears before a committee of faculty members and makes a presentation of the report and answers a viva voce.
This exercise has proved to be very helpful in providing industrial work exposure to the students and also provides an insight about the day-to-day functioning of a business organization. Besides, it also helps develop their communication and presentation skills to a great extent.

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